Smith hopes to lead Delhi Capitals to IPL title

Rozana Spokesman

Steve Smith is hopeful of guiding the side to its maiden title triumph in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.

Steve Smith

New Delhi: Delighted to join last edition's runners up Delhi Capitals as star Australian batsman Steve Smith is hopeful of guiding the side to its maiden title triumph in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.

The 31-year-old, who was released by Rajasthan Royals, was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.2 crore at the IPL auctions last week.

The prolific right-hand batsman, who joined the Rajasthan Royals franchise in 2019, captained the side in the 2020 edition in the UAE, where they finished last.

Smith has scored 2,333 runs in 95 matches at an average of 35.34 in the IPL.

The batsman had a fantastic season for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017 when he amassed 472 runs in 15 matches.

At Delhi Capitals, Smith will reunite with his 2011 World Cup captain Ricky Ponting, who is the head coach of the side.